Goodwill relies upon the sales of donated items to create jobs and fund our job training programs for people with disabilities, disadvantages, and other barriers to employment. In fact, 93 cents of every dollar goes into funding these programs. Simply put, your donations help us create jobs and put people back to work, and we believe that work has the power to transform lives. The power of work allows those we serve to gain self-esteem and become independent, self-sufficient citizens.
Goodwill always acts in the best interest of public safety, and for that reason, there are some items that legally we cannot accept. We never want you to make the trip to a donation center only to be turned away when items do not meet current safety regulations. Below we have provided a link to recalled items and a list of unacceptable items, as well as tips for making the donation process easier for you.
- If donating a vehicle, include clear title and keys.
- Clean computer hard drives of personal and business information.
- Postmark or hand-deliver all financial contributions by December 31.
- Leave items unattended outside a collection center.
- Donate broken or soiled items.
- Give items that have been recalled, banned, or do not meet current safety standards. For more information, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Items We Cannot Accept
Due to stringent government regulations and environmental and safety considerations, Goodwill cannot accept the following items:
- Paint, cleaning supplies, or other hazardous materials
- Mattresses, box springs, bed pillows, and water bed components
- Automobile parts or tires
Televisions are only accepted at our Fort Worth Campus Drive headquarters. Fort Worth residents can also drop off TV’s and e-waste at three designated drop off stations at city landfills that Goodwill helps staff (2400 Brennan Ave; 5150 Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway; and 6260 Old Hemphill Road).
Thank you for your donation. You are making a difference in the lives of real people in our community.